The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sage products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sage over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Sage Group PLC.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sage
Rank 274 252 248
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -4
Contract jobs citing Sage 4 12 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.042% 0.12% 0.011%
As % of the Vendors category 0.085% 0.26% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 0
Average daily rate £250 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £388 £340
% change year-on-year
-26.45% +13.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 - £11.30
Sage
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Vendors Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
4707 4585 4396
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 48.85% 46.08% 47.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 2816 2447 2205
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 205 252 256
Average hourly rate £20.25 £19.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.19% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £40.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

Sage
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Sage across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Sage Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Sage
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Sage across the South East region.

Sage Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Sage
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Sage across the South East region.

Sage Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Sage
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sage within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Kent - 2 £250 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £175 -
Middlesex - 1 £270 -
Sage
England

Sage
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Sage also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Sage.

1 5 (41.67%) SharePoint
1 5 (41.67%) Manufacturing
1 5 (41.67%) Sage 200
2 4 (33.33%) ERP
2 4 (33.33%) SQL
3 3 (25.00%) Windows
3 3 (25.00%) SAN
3 3 (25.00%) VMware
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (25.00%) Finance
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 2 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (16.67%) Veeam
4 2 (16.67%) Sage 300 ERP
4 2 (16.67%) Office 365
4 2 (16.67%) CRM
4 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
4 2 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (16.67%) Project Management
4 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
4 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
4 2 (16.67%) ITIL
4 2 (16.67%) MCP
5 1 (8.33%) HTML
5 1 (8.33%) PHP
5 1 (8.33%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (8.33%) IIS

Sage
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Sage also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Sage. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (41.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (8.33%) IIS
3 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (8.33%) Skype for Business
3 1 (8.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Sage 200
2 2 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (16.67%) Sage 300 ERP
3 1 (8.33%) Line 500
3 1 (8.33%) Sage 1000
3 1 (8.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (8.33%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (16.67%) Office 365
2 1 (8.33%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) SAN
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (8.33%) DHCP
2 1 (8.33%) DNS
2 1 (8.33%) Firewall
2 1 (8.33%) LAN
2 1 (8.33%) MPLS
2 1 (8.33%) VPN
2 1 (8.33%) WAN
2 1 (8.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (8.33%) MS Access
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 5 (41.67%) Manufacturing
2 3 (25.00%) Finance
3 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
4 1 (8.33%) Advertising
4 1 (8.33%) Billing
4 1 (8.33%) Electronics
4 1 (8.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Sage Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) ERP Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) ERP Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Junior
3 1 (8.33%) Junior Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Junior PHP Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Junior WordPress Developer
3 1 (8.33%) PHP Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Sage 500 Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) HTML
1 1 (8.33%) jQuery
1 1 (8.33%) ODBC
1 1 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
1 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 2000
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Vista
3 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) ERP
2 2 (16.67%) CRM
2 2 (16.67%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (8.33%) Change Management
3 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
3 1 (8.33%) Data Management
3 1 (8.33%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (8.33%) High Availability
3 1 (8.33%) PLM
3 1 (8.33%) Programme Management
3 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) MCP
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) ACCA
2 1 (8.33%) CIMA
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) MCDBA
2 1 (8.33%) MCSE
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) VMware
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) Veeam
3 1 (8.33%) Aruba
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco
3 1 (8.33%) EMC
3 1 (8.33%) HP
3 1 (8.33%) SAP
3 1 (8.33%) Siemens